Monday, August 8, 2011

Lollapalooza 2011 / Raized by Wolves


Oh how we mau5fans have waited. and pleaded. Yesterday marked the day Deadmau5 moved from the old mau5cube set to...umm...another mau5cube set?

Do not fear, because this show came with an extra helping of awesome, due to the fact that this show was so much more live. This is due to the fact he took live synths on stage, and there was no more "cuing tracks". God knows how they synced lighting and audio up in this case.

The only problem with last night's set was that the mau5 became a drowned rat, or rather, some stuff got wet. Therefore it was not the full show and only "half" of what he will eventually have to offer. However the meowingtons hax tour is only starting off. We'll have a full rundown of the new stage as soon as the first proper tour date swings into action.

What you need to know:
  1. This isn't the full set, in terms of lighting, and possibly in time - being a festival, there were time constraints.
  2. Motors were used - groups of cubes to the sides of the stage were lifted when SOFI came on stage, then set back down when she went. However this might not be the only application for them.
  3. 4 Lighting bars set in an X formation around the mau5 were set up, which was pretty interesting.
As they say, a picture tells a thousand words:
1. Showing the cubes (from deadmau5' facebook)

2. The lighting bars
The bars also had LED strips on so could light up independently.
(also the groups of cubes were raised up at this point)

If a picture tells a thousand words, then a video tells 10 x 10^60 words. Finally, my favorite, best quality compilation of the set:

EDIT: One of the bestest quality but most limited video of deadmau5 playing Expert Griefers on his new stage here.


Anyway, before that, Deadmau5 visited Ibiza, and did a pretty awesome set which was also broadcast on Radio 1. You can listen here (UK only) from about 2 hours onwards for his full set.

Some cool mixes from the set; Where Are My Keys vs. Slip, October vs. Raise Your Weapon, HR 8938 Cephei vs. Raise Your Weapon. Expert Griefers was also in the set.

You can find most of the set uploaded, in parts or in full on YouTube; search for deadmau5 ibiza space 5/07.

New Mau5trap release: Raized by Wolves - The Call

These guys, Raized by Wolves (not by weapons) have just been signed to mau5trap, it seems. This song has vocals by Tom Smith from The Editors. Go give it a listen - click on the image below to listen to it courtesy of my friend Stephen over at Nothin' Gonna Change, or click this link to buy it on beatport.

1 comment:

  1. Bit weird this has gone unmentioned on the mau5's website, let alone played on the radio.......